Hey, Everyone! As you may already know, it’s Record Store Day! Today’s the day where your favorite local record store is going to be even more chock full of fun and events: This year, there are rare releases by Nirvana, Fleet Foxes, R.E.M., and literally hundreds more! If you want to check out the full list of releases, and get a list of participating stores, click here. And if you’d like to see Bull Moose‘s own Chris Brown – creator of Record Store Day – describe the releases in video form, follow me:
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Today is a great day for independent record stores, their customers, and you. All over America and the World, record stores will be selling rare items, hosting performances, and working hard to show you that a thriving, alternative music culture still exists. In their own words:
The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
Record Store Day is currently managed by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Melanie Nipper, and Carrie Colliton. Folks wanting to contact Record Store Day are encouraged to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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